City of North Battleford - Saskatchewan

Education, Library & Archives

The Battlefords Region offers access to primary and secondary education, both in English and French. One of the High Schools in North Battleford, Sakewew High School, also includes alternate programs, such as Cree language and Native studies, along with enriched activities in dance and art.
Post-secondary education is available through the North West Regional College and the Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technologies (S.I.I.T.). The College also provides some University of Saskatchewan and University of Regina courses.

The North Battleford Library was founded in 1916. It is their mission to serve individuals of all ages, providing relevant, current and high demand materials and services in as many formats as can be cost-effective. This enables the library to respond to the changing informational, recreational and cultural needs of our community.

The City of North Battleford Historic Archives has a collection of over 7000 photographs, 5000 negatives and over 200 metres of textual records. It is a donation based repository and is made possible due to the generosity of the citizens of North Battleford, who wish to see the history of our great City preserved.

Schools in North Battleford

Elementary and High School

The Living Sky School Division (LSSD), Light of Christ Catholic School Division (LOCCSD), Sakawew High School and Ecole Pere Mercure (CEF) provide primary and secondary education. There are three high schools and nine elementary schools within the City of North Battleford.

Post Secondary Education

North West College (NWC) and the Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technologies (S.I.I.T.) provide post-secondary courses. North West Regional College also provides some University of Saskatchewan (U of S) and University of Regina (U of R) courses. 

North Battleford Public Library

Lakeland Library Region

1302-100th Street
The Lakeland Library Region acts as the head office for the libraries in our region. The City of North Battleford, who is the largest funder for the Lakeland region, helps pay for the annual operating costs that support improved literacy in our communities.


North Battleford Library

1392-101st Street
The City of North Battleford provides the North Battleford Library with a grant for the annual facility operations and additional funding for periodic building maintenance.


North Battleford Sports Museum & Hall of Fame

The North Battleford Sports Museum & Hall of Fame is in the basement of the North Battleford Library. It contains sports history on baseball, fastball, hockey, pistol and rifle shooting, bowling, track and field, golf, boating, swimming, football, soccer, and wheelchair racing.

Hours of operation

Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday
•    10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (closed for lunch)
•    1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

City Historic Archives

 

Location and Fees

The Archives are located at the Don Ross Centre, Room 111.

Our mandate is to collect, catalogue and maintain paper, documents and photographs related to the City of North Battleford.

Contact information

The Archives are available by appointment only. Please contact the Archivist to schedule an appointment.

Lynn Stace, Archivist
Email or call 306-445-1783

Fees

Photocopies

  • 1 page $1
  • 5 pages or more pages $0.50 per page

Photo reproduction

  • Local non-commercial use $5 each
  • Local commercial use $15 each
  • Non-local commercial use $20 each
  • CD reproduction $5

Research requests

  • First half-hour free of charge
  • Additional ½ -maximum four hours $15 per half hour

For research requests deemed overly time-consuming and/or which may occur over an extended time, a lump-sum fee for service may be negotiated.

Founding

In 1988, the City’s 75th Anniversary Committee decided to donate $500 to start the City of North Battleford Historic Archives with the goal of maintaining and preserving the rich cultural heritage of North Battleford. Today, a volunteer organization works in partnership with the City of North Battleford towards that goal. The City Archives is a donation-based repository and is made possible due to the generosity of the citizens of North Battleford, who wish to see the history of our great City preserved.

The City Collection has over 7000 photographs, 5000 negatives and over 200 metres of textual records. The subjects covered within this material are very extensive and range in dates from the early 1800s to the present. All items donated to the Archives are kept in a climate-controlled, an acid-free environment that is up to the standards set out by the SCAA (Saskatchewan Council of Archives and Archivists)

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